Dunedin Public Libraries


Joy for your eyes and ears this issue! We're looking forward to libraries full of music as well as the brilliant Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. Plus new books, poetry and children telling tales. 


  1. What’s On

    Music, music, music! We celebrate New Zealand Music Month in May, alongside Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival and Tech Week, while June ... Read more…
  2. Foreword

    Out with the old, in with the new? Read more…
  3. DUNEDIN WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL (9-12 May)

    As Aotearoa’s only UNESCO City of Literature, Dunedin has quite the soft spot for the written word and its diverse practitioners. Read more…
  4. Walking down Milsom Street

    A poem by Elena Poletti Read more…
  5. NOVELS BASED ON PAINTINGS OR PAINTERS

    Books and art are both cultural barometers. They are a reflection of current society, connection and beauty. Read more…
  6. Writers Need Readers: NZ Society of Authors

    May’s Salon features two Dunedin based writers, Maxine Alterio and Heather Bauchop. Read more…
  7. LARGE PRINT: My Life in His Paws

    by Wendy Hilling - Book Review Read more…
  8. Important Early Editions of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

    The current Reed Gallery exhibition at Dunedin City Library, The Good Gray Poet, commemorates the 200th birthday of the American poet Walt ... Read more…
  9. What's New McNab

    The latest in the New Zealand collection. Read more…
  10. Winners of the 2018 Robert Burns Poetry Competitions

    A list of the winners of the 2018 UNESCO Dunedin City of Literature poetry competition. Read more…
  11. Journalism for an Open and Fairer World

    In this age of fake news and propaganda, we need high quality, courageous journalism to keep us all informed. Read more…
  12. Dunedin’s Populariser of Literature

    Rutherford Waddell Read more…
  13. Non Fiction Highlights

    Latest new and recommended to hit the non-fiction shelves. Read more…
  14. What's New Teen Space

    New and recommended from the Young Adult collection. Read more…
  15. Kids' Picks

    A selection of new books for children Read more…
  16. Babytime: An Introduction to Storytime

    New storytime just for babies under 2 started 29th April Read more…
  17. Summer Tales

    Quite a few children who took part in our Summer Reading Programme wrote us some wonderful stories. Enjoy these bursts of youthful ... Read more…